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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE
CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA
A classical ballet in Russia has a long-lasting
traditions but the history of a contemporary
dance is being written today....
Context.Diana Vishneva | ABOUT
Contemporary dance festival CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva was founded
in 2013 and has been succes...
Context.Diana Vishneva | DETAILS
The festival is a unique theatrical, educational and social platform. It gives Russian
au...
CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA IS...
The Festival consists of several strands – international showcasing,
Competition for Young C...
Context.Diana Vishneva | INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
The international program showcases cutting edge contemporary dance
product...
Context.Diana Vishneva | COMPETITION
The annual competition for young choreographers
is one of the key events of the festi...
Context.Diana Vishneva | COMPETITION
More than 20 talented
choreographers from Moscow,
Saint Petersburg, Kiev and
Yerevan ...
Context.Diana Vishneva | EDUCATION
The educational program gives additional scope to the festival
by presenting films, pan...
Context.Diana Vishneva | EDUCATION: ContextSpeaks
The CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva festival launched a series of meet-the-
arti...
Context.Diana Vishneva | EDUCATION: WORKSHOPS
In 2016 the CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva educational program
was designed both fo...
Context.Diana Vishneva | EDUCATION: WORKSHOPS
MARK OLICH
Photo artist and theater
photographer
Subject of the workshop:
Ba...
CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA 2016 | PR
CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA 2016 | ONLINE MEDIA
Website
www.dianavishneva.com
Facebook
>10 450 followers
Instagram
> 5600 foll...
CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA 2016 | PRINTING DESIGN
PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL
DIANA VISHNEVA
Founder and Artistic Director
of CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva
Diana Vishneva is one o...
PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL
SAMUEL WUERSTEN
International Curator
of CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva
Samuel Wuersten enjoys a multi...
PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL
SOFIA KAPKOVA
CEO and Curator
of Film program 
of CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva
Sofia is a well-known...
PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL
ANASTASIA YATSENKO
Curator of the Competition
for Young Choreographers
In 1991, upon completing...
CONTACT CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA
Contacts
LISA ROZOVA
International Program Manager
lisa.rozova@gmail.com
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The 5th edition of the CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva festival will take place from November 11 to 19, 2017 in various theaters in Moscow and Saint Petersburg: http://dianavishneva.com/ru/context_fest

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CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva 2017 / International festival of contemporary dance

  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA
  2. 2. A classical ballet in Russia has a long-lasting traditions but the history of a contemporary dance is being written today. The purpose of our festival is to show the best that exists in the contemporary choreography and, primarily, to help young talented stage creators to take their well-deserved place. We aim to fit Russia into the context of world contemporary choreography. DIANA VISHNEVA Context.Diana Vishneva | FOUNDER
  3. 3. Context.Diana Vishneva | ABOUT Contemporary dance festival CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva was founded in 2013 and has been successfully running in Moscow for the past four years attracting over 9000 people annually and growing every year. The Festival takes place in the most renowned Moscow theatres, such as Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, Gogol Centre, Electrotheatre Stanislavsky and the Documentary Film Centre. In 2016 the Festival expanded its geography and presented a program not only in Moscow but also in the legendary Mariinsky Theatre and Angleterre Cinema Lounge in Saint-Petersburg.
  4. 4. Context.Diana Vishneva | DETAILS The festival is a unique theatrical, educational and social platform. It gives Russian audience a chance to see the most recent international dance productions and find out about the latest trends in contemporary choreography. For dance professionals, the festival is an opportunity to expand their creative abilities and career horizons. The festival explores all aspects of modern choreography showcasing both leading and emerging international dance companies. CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva provides an opportunity for professionals to share and enrich their dance language, to experience different movements and means of expressing emotions on stage. The audience gets acquainted with schools directions of international contemporary dance without having to travel abroad.
  5. 5. CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA IS... The Festival consists of several strands – international showcasing, Competition for Young Choreographers and an extensive educational program which includes film screenings, public talks for wider audiences (ContextSpeaks), workshops for professionals and general public.
  6. 6. Context.Diana Vishneva | INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM The international program showcases cutting edge contemporary dance productions most of which haven’t been shown in Russia before. In the past years the Festival presented the productions by Martha Graham Dance Company, Alonzo King LINES ballet, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Suzanne Dellal Dance and Performing Arts Centre, Richard Alston Dance Company, Introdans, Korzo Producties, Gauthier Dance, NDT II, Ballet Preljocaj, Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY and NANINELINNING.NL. Among the most noteworthy performances were the works by such acclaimed choreographers as Mats Ek, Hans Van Manen, Marco Goecke, Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián, Maurice Béjart, Martha Graham, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Angelin Preljocaj and Aszure Barton.
  7. 7. Context.Diana Vishneva | COMPETITION The annual competition for young choreographers is one of the key events of the festival. It provides an opportunity for the emerging talents from Russia to present their work to the international jury of high profile contemporary dance professionals.
  8. 8. Context.Diana Vishneva | COMPETITION More than 20 talented choreographers from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev and Yerevan showed their works live at the Festival in 2013–2016. The jury panel was represented by Diana Vishneva, Hans van Manen, Viacheslav Samodurov and Samuel Wuersten. Winners of the Competition received grants to undertake internships in leading foreign dance schools: 2013: Vladimir Varnava — Atelier de Paris. Carolyn Carlson Konstantin Keykhel — Codarts, Rotterdam 2014: Liliya Burdinskaya — Vienna International Dance Festival „ImPulsTanz“ 2015: Konstantin Semenov — Atelier de Paris. Carolyn Carlson 2016: Olga Vasilieva — (tbc) Each year more than 50 dance companies apply for the Competition for Young Choreographers within the CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva festival.
  9. 9. Context.Diana Vishneva | EDUCATION The educational program gives additional scope to the festival by presenting films, panel discussions, public talks and meet-the- artists (ContextSpeaks), as well as workshops and master classes. In addition to performances, each dance company holds master- classes where both professional dancers and the public get acquainted with the special techniques that the company implements in its work. The powerful combination of the performances on stage and their detailed analyses at the master-classes clearly shows how choreographer’s ideas, his mood and feelings «materialize» in the form of dance. The CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva educational program reflects Diana’s vision of dance as a diverse imaginative practice.
  10. 10. Context.Diana Vishneva | EDUCATION: ContextSpeaks The CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva festival launched a series of meet-the- artist sessions «ContextSpeaks» in the format of public talks with prominent choreographers and dancers about art, career and life. The guest of the first ContextSpeaks was the legendary choreographer Mats Ek who also presented his sensational dance film Place, specially created for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Laguna. ContextSpeaks: «Conversation with choreographer. Mats Ek and Samuel Wuersten» took place on November 15th , 2016, in Gogol Centre.
  11. 11. Context.Diana Vishneva | EDUCATION: WORKSHOPS In 2016 the CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva educational program was designed both for the industry professionals and general public. It was curated by the leading professionals in photography, dance journalism and makeup art. MARK OLICH Photo artist and theater photographer Subject of the workshop: Ballet photography Venue: HYUNDAI MOTORSTUDIO VITA KHLOPOVA Contemporary choreography researcher Subject of the workshop: Dance criticism Venue: Documentary Film Centre ELENA KRYGINA Make-up artist Subject of the workshop: Theatrical makeup Venue: Elena Krygina Studio
  12. 12. Context.Diana Vishneva | EDUCATION: WORKSHOPS MARK OLICH Photo artist and theater photographer Subject of the workshop: Ballet photography ELENA KRYGINA Make-up artist Subject of the workshop: Theatrical makeup VITA KHLOPOVA Contemporary choreography researcher Subject of the workshop: Dance criticism
  13. 13. CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA 2016 | PR
  14. 14. CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA 2016 | ONLINE MEDIA Website www.dianavishneva.com Facebook >10 450 followers Instagram > 5600 followers
  15. 15. CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA 2016 | PRINTING DESIGN
  16. 16. PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL DIANA VISHNEVA Founder and Artistic Director of CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva Diana Vishneva is one of most famous and celebrated dancers in Russia and the world. She is a prima ballerina at the Mariinsky Theatre, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, and is now the founder and mastermind for the festival CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva. Originally trained as a classical ballet dancer, Vishneva is interested in pushing the boundaries of the Russian ballet tradition. The Festival is a part of her plan to support and nurture young choreographers and introduce audiences in Russia to the diverse contemporary dance practice. Diana Vishneva’s work has brought her numerous awards and prizes, among them Gold Medal and Grand-Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Lausanne in 1994, the title of People’s Artist of Russia, the State Prize of Russia, the Divine prize, the Benois de la Danse award, a Golden Sofit, the Spirit of Dance prize in the category in the category «Queen of Dance», the prize as best dancer of Europe, six Golden Masks and the Ballerina of the Decade prize. In 2010 she established the Diana Vishneva Foundation, a cultural charity that works in Russia, the United States and Japan to increase access to ballet for all social classes, promote it as a modern art form, establish new dance projects and provide financial support to young and retired performers.
  17. 17. PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL SAMUEL WUERSTEN International Curator of CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva Samuel Wuersten enjoys a multifaceted life in dance. Dancer, teacher, choreographer, currently artistic and executive director of the Holland Dance Festival, Co-director of Codarts Rotterdam, University of the Arts, founding artistic director of the BA Contemporary Dance at Zurich University of the Arts, former co-director of the Steps Festival in Switzerland. Jury member and advisor to various international arts events and organizations. Knight in the Dutch order of Orange- Nassau and Chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters.
  18. 18. PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL SOFIA KAPKOVA CEO and Curator of Film program  of CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva Sofia is a well-known cultural practitioner and the producer of documentary television projects, including the two-part film «Get over cancer». She worked as the Chief editor of News section on Channel One (Russia) and was a producer of numerous acclaimed television programs. Sofia graduated from Moscow State University, specializing in «Television». She currently works as the CEO of the Documentary Film Centre and Diana Vishneva Culture Centre in Moscow.
  19. 19. PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL ANASTASIA YATSENKO Curator of the Competition for Young Choreographers In 1991, upon completing her studies at the Moscow College of Choreography (today the Moscow Academy of Choreography), she joined the Bolshoi theatre where she later became a leading soloist. Anastasia’s repertoire includes such classical ballets as Cinderella, Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Anyuta, participation in Alexei Ratmansky’s and George Balanchine’s neoclassical works. In 2013, Anastasia became a teacher-repetiteur at the Bolshoi Theatre. Anastasia worked as an assistant choreographer with Christopher Wheeldon,William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzetti,Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, the George Balanchine Foundation, Mats Ek, Jean-Christophe Maillot, and Carolyn Carlson.
  20. 20. CONTACT CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA Contacts LISA ROZOVA International Program Manager lisa.rozova@gmail.com

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